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differences (2020) 31 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Andrew Ragni This essay establishes points of contact between Sigmund Freud’s research on the anal-sadistic stage of infantile sexuality in the first decade of the twentieth century and the Irishman Roger Casement’s contemporaneous sexual practices in Peru while he investigated a colonial rubber...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 242–261.
Published: 01 December 2022
... already know that the adult is responsible for meeting a range of infantile needs, but what we have so far refused to acknowledge is that in the process of meeting those needs, the adult’s sexuality is provoked. This provocation of adult sexuality has immense consequences for the developing infant...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
... development, within which a period of uninhibited infantile sexuality is followed by a period of repression that is, in turn, followed by another period of sexual development. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson speculates that Freud and Fliess ended their relationship because of a conflict between Fliess’s use...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 209–242.
Published: 01 April 1998
... source on what is ultimately a minimal zone, the erotogenic zone" (22). So how does the infantile, polymorphously perverse cacophony of drives ultimately come to appear as a coherent, uniform genital sexuality? Freud's first answer to this problem in the 1905 edition of the Three Essays is to posit...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 30–74.
Published: 01 April 1998
... the refusal of developmental models, the classical list of the drives (oral, anal, and phallic) is problematic for another reason, namely, that it accepts too quickly the conclusions, apparently drawn by Freud, (1) that infantile sexuality, at first polymorphic, would eventually acquire a "mature genital...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2002
... mother’s arousal of her as an infant. It is also implied here that Louise is arrested in a pre-Oedipal stage of her sexual development, meaning that she never moved beyond the infantile sexual attachment to the mother, exchanging...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 73–91.
Published: 01 April 1993
... or the production of Elvis himself. 9 My discussion here is informed by and indebted to Moi's essay. See particularly 199-200 (where she explains Freud's theory of infantile sexual curiosity) and 196-97 (where she comments on psychoanalysis's own model of knowledge). 10 See also Moi 199. 11 Gloria-Jean Masciarotte...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of development, such as infantile sexuality, from a later period, when psychical development finally coincides with physical development), and perhaps in one of its most ambitious forms, the theory of phylogenetic heritage, which maintains that certain contents (and in particular “primal phantasies...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... is equally the effect of polymorphous perversion. How is this so? In speaking of infantile sexuality, Freud provides the example of thumb sucking, explaining that in thumb sucking a child seeks a previously experienced pleasure...
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differences (1995) 7 (2): 127–149.
Published: 01 July 1995
... and their reconstruction into recognizably modern political subjects. For rather than enslave Filipinos, benevolent assimilation infantilized them as racial others in need of nurturance and tutelage in the fundamentals of "Anglo-Saxon democracy," not in order to turn them into Anglo-Saxons but rather into a "self...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the adult world. The infant becomes an investigative theorist on such an occasion, trying to fathom the strange force and direction of his or her own impulses. The problem for infantile sexuality is not how to evade death by punishment...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 24–49.
Published: 01 November 1995
... . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1987 . de Lauretis Teresa . The Practice of Love: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1994 . Derrida Jacques . Of Grammatology . Trans. Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1976 . Fausto...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 April 1997
... as to perform in secret the triumph of the survivor who controls that representation. Especially in writing the death of parents, the most universally experienced traumatic loss and one that typically evokes the most intense ambivalences of infantile life, the writer of the personal essay provokes...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of the same word, Latenzzeit and latenter Inhalt to refer to both a stage of infantile sexual development and a theory of interpretation, specifically the interpretation of dreams. This latter version of latency, the “latent content” of a dream (or, Laplanche and Pontalis clarify, “in a broad sense...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 April 1992
.... It signifies for the subject a sudden opening toward the future. It is the joy of great discoveries, of "Yes! I understand." "So, that's how I can become myself, an adult. I acquire my value through the joy that turns me into myself." (J. Muller notes aptly that the free play of infantile sexuality guarantees...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 47–87.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... “The Language of Things: Walter Benjamin's Primitive Thought.” Semiotica 138.1/4 ( 2002 ): 321 -49. Braidotti, Rosi. “Embodiment, Sexual Difference, and the Nomadic Subject.” Hypatia 8.1 ( 1993 ): 1 -13. Brown, Wendy. States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity . Princeton: Princeton...
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differences (1993) 5 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 1993
... which links infantile sexuality, female sexuality, and racial otherness. Woman is the "dark continent" and the adjective "dark" here signifies not only unknowability but blackness in its racial connotations. Similarly, movements in the arts in modernism define themselves in terms of a complex...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 112–134.
Published: 01 July 1991
.... Trans. and ed. James Strachey. Vol. 19. London: Hogarth, 1961. 1-66. 24 vols. 1953-74. _ _ _ _ _. "Formulations on the 1\vo Principles of Mental Functioning." 1911. The Standard Edition. Vol. 12. 213-26. "The Infantile Genital Organization: An Interpolation into the Theory of Sexuality." 1923...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 39–54.
Published: 01 July 1991
..., for psychoanalysis, female homosexuality generally takes on one of two forms, based on one or the other path of infantile development. In the path that produces the masculinity complex, there is a disavowal of women's castration and a refusal to acknowledge the socially sanctioned meanings of sexual difference...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 296–313.
Published: 01 July 1994
... on fetishism makes it possible to read two theories of sexuality in his work: one is explicit and affirmative, a positive theory of "normal" sexuality that goes from the infantile stage of polymorphous perversity to a successfully Oedipalized, normal, heterosexual adulthood. The other, I contend, is implicit...